Day 7

Day 7

Written on 09/05/2020


Deuteronomy 29:1-8

Then Moshe summoned all Isra’el and said to them, “You saw everything Adonai did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his servants and to all his land; 

2 the great testings which you saw with your own eyes, and the signs and those great wonders. 

3 Nevertheless, to this day Adonaihas not given you a heart to understand, eyes to see or ears to hear! 

4 I led you forty years in the desert. Neither the clothes on your body nor the shoes on your feet wore out. 

5 You didn’t eat bread, and you didn’t drink wine or other intoxicating liquor; this was so that you would know that ‘I am Adonai your God.’

When you arrived at this place, Sichon the king of Heshbon and ‘Og the king of Bashan advanced against us in battle, and we defeated them,

7 took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Re’uveni, the Gadi and the M’nashi. 

8 Therefore, observe the words of this covenant and obey them; so that you can make everything you do prosper.

 

Romans 11:1-15

“In that case, I say, isn’t it that God has repudiated his people?” Heaven forbid! For I myself am a son of Isra’el, from the seed of Avraham, of the tribe of Binyamin. 

God has not repudiated his people, whom he chose in advance. Or don’t you know what the Tanakh says about Eliyahu? He pleads with God against Isra’el, 

Adonai, they have killed your prophets and torn down your altars, and I’m the only one left, and now they want to kill me too!”

But what is God’s answer to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not knelt down to Ba‘al.”

It’s the same way in the present age: there is a remnant, chosen by grace.

(Now if it is by grace, it is accordingly not based on legalistic works; if it were otherwise, grace would no longer be grace.) 

What follows is that Isra’el has not attained the goal for which she is striving. The ones chosen have obtained it, but the rest have been made stonelike,

just as the Tanakh says,

“God has given them a spirit of dullness —
eyes that do not see
and ears that do not hear,
right down to the present day.”

And David says,

“Let their dining table become for them
a snare and a trap, a pitfall and a punishment.
10 Let their eyes be darkened, so that they can’t see,
with their backs bent continually.”

11 “In that case, I say, isn’t it that they have stumbled with the result that they have permanently fallen away?” Heaven forbid! Quite the contrary, it is by means of their stumbling that the deliverance has come to the Gentiles, in order to provoke them to jealousy.

12 Moreover, if their stumbling is bringing riches to the world — that is, if Isra’el’s being placed temporarily in a condition less favored than that of the Gentiles is bringing riches to the latter — how much greater riches will Isra’el in its fullness bring them!

13 However, to those of you who are Gentiles I say this: since I myself am an emissary sent to the Gentiles, I make known the importance of my work 

14 in the hope that somehow I may provoke some of my own people to jealousy and save some of them! 

15 For if their casting Yeshua aside means reconciliation for the world, what will their accepting him mean? It will be life from the dead!